get a good chinese name
when foreigners come to china, do they need a chinese name like us?
well ... when in rome, do as the romans do. as chinese language is famous around the world now, having a chinese name is getting popular these days. with a good chinese name, a foreigner will find that it is easier to get on with chinese people.
a chinese name is made up of the first name and the last name. a book called baijiaxing in china can be useful when foreigners are looking for a last name. it has hundreds of them in it. but as for first name, many foreigners will probably find it difficult. they may get themselves into funny situations if they don't know chinese well. for example, adam power, 68 years old, is working as an english teacher in a chinese middle school now. to get close to his students, he calls himself an dengpao. it sounds like his english name. that's very smart, isn't it? but it will not be cool when his students find that someone named an dengpao is now teaching them. ha ha ha!